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Women seeking abortion services in the Gulf are scrambling to get the services.  Clinics in that area are closed and clinics in neighboring areas are working hard to help out.  In the wake of the reports of rapes in the NOLA area, I realized that women would be desperate for abortion care and information.  

All of these states have 24 hour waiting periods.  Waiting periods imposed by the Bushies.  This will further put a strain on women seeking abortion services, as they will have to be delayed yet again.

Below the fold is a rundown of the status of abortion services in the Hurricane area and the agencies that concerned citizens can contribute to.

LOUISIANA

As far as we know all New Orleans clinics are CLOSED.  We've had trouble getting through on the phone to Baton Rouge, but they're supposed to be OPEN.

Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, Louisiana is OPEN. Call 800-448-5004
http://www.hopemedical.com

Bossier City Medical Suite in Bossier City Louisiana is OPEN. Call 800-749-7267
http://www.abortion-bossier-city.com

Delta Women's Clinic in Bossier City is OPEN
Call 225-923-3242

ALABAMA

Mobile clinic is CLOSED
Clinics in Alabama listed below are OPEN
http://www.gynpages.com/ACOL/alabama.html

ARKANSAS

FREE abortions for hurricane victims available in Little Rock at Little Rock Family Planning Services 800-272-2183
http://www.lrfps.com

Abortion assistance available at Fayetteville Women's Clinic in Fayetteville AK 479-442-8166

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson Women's Health Organization (the only clinic in the state) in Jackson MS is OPEN. Help is needed because women are coming in for sevices with just the clothes on their backs. Financial assistance will be available to patients on an individual basis, as well as clothing and other necessities.  The clinic has been closed all week but is open Friday/Saturday and Monday through Saturday next week.  Call 800-532-5383.
http://www.gynpages.com/ACOL/mississippi.html

TEXAS

Most Texas clinics will make special arrangements for hurricane victims.  Call them for more information.
http://www.gynpages.com/ACOL/texas.html

Planned Parenthood of Houston & SE Texas offering FREE Emergency Contraception and Birth Control
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/pp2/portal/files/portal/webzine/insidepp/ipp-050826-hurricane.xml

FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP FUND ABORTION PROCEDURES FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS:

Call the clinic in the area and send them a direct contribution for services.
http://www.gynpages.com

Special fund for Hurricane Victims is available at the Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project 323-223-7727
http://www.wrrap.org

National Network of Abortion Funds. Call 413-559-5645
http://www.nnaf.org

National Abortion Federation Hotline 800-772-9100
http://www.prochoice.org

Planned Parenthood of Houston & SE Texas offering FREE Emergency Contraception and Birth Control
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/pp2/portal/files/portal/webzine/insidepp/ipp-050826-hurricane.xml

The Feminist Majority Foundation is working on access to services.
http://www.feminist.org

Originally posted to Hot Flash Report on Fri Sep 02, 2005 at 02:27 PM PDT.

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